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Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has vowed to fight for his place at the club this season after a false start to the Premier League season has seen him sit out of all three of the side’s games so far, Sky Sports reports.
The 24-year-old is currently away on international duty with Japan ahead of their two friendlies against Guatemala and Ghana, as his lack of action domestically has not damaged his international credentials.
United boss David Moyes has overlooked the former Borussia Dortmund man on several occasions already, with his only appearance so far this season coming as a substitute for the final seven minutes of the Community Shield final against Wigan Athletic before the season started.
He was linked with a move away from the club several times this summer, as a return to Dortmund appeared as a real possibility, as fans of the club had urged the management team to re-sign their former hero, whilst La Liga giants Atletico Madrid were also reported to be keen on taking him away from Old Trafford.
However, Kagawa is unfazed by his recent spell out of the side and has reiterated his desire to stay and fight for his place.
“Tough times are continuing, but all I can do is to work hard,” he said.
When asked if he would be staying with the Champions he replied; “Yes, that’s right”.